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Old 01-20-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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I am looking to get a propane burner, probably the 10qt bayou burner. I was wondering how many of you have your tank serviced locally or go with Blue Rhino?

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Old 01-20-2010, 11:08 PM   #2
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I try to stay away from the tank swap (Ble Rhino, etc.) because they're usually only 15lbs of propane. I can get a 20lb refill for a couple dollars less.

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Old 01-20-2010, 11:12 PM   #3
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Thanks. Oh, how long does a tank last on an average 5 gallon brew?

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I try to stay away from the tank swap (Ble Rhino, etc.) because they're usually only 15lbs of propane. I can get a 20lb refill for a couple dollars less.
+1...I just recently started doing this and was amazed at how much longer my tank lasted. Plus it's quite a bit cheaper...

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Thanks. Oh, how long does a tank last on an average 5 gallon brew?
With my 22.5kBTU Bayou Classic I would say it lasts a good 4-5 brews. I hardly ever turn it up over half way and a rolling boil is when the valve is almost closed.
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Thanks everybody. You've been very helpful.

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Where do you get one refilled? I usually do the exchange thingy, and have two sitting out waiting to go...

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Old 01-21-2010, 04:35 PM   #7
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I go to U-Haul. They charge by the pound.

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Do they fill Blue Rhino tanks, or do you need a Uhaul one?

My local one charges $3.97 per gallon... how many pounds of propane in 1 gallon?

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I fill up at the nearby welding shop or small hardware store (not the big-box ones).

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I take my tank to Southern States to get refilled.

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